When organizations invest in career development, they are demonstrating a commitment to their people that truly pays off.
GP Strategies’ research shows that career support not only impacts retention, but also greatly impacts engagement levels. Career development isn’t about salary increase or promotions, but rather it’s about providing individuals with meaningful, interesting work. Research shows that employees will stay with you as long as they feel these needs are being met.
Our Career Connections suite will help you facilitate corporate career planning and career conversations at your organization, resulting in lower turnover, higher engagement, and a stronger, more positive culture. It includes two programs: one for individuals to explore their own career development and one for managers to initiate regular career conversations with their people.
Our Perspective on Career
Career development is something employees expect their company to provide. By focusing on career, you are increasing the retention of your employees by keeping them motivated and sending the message that you care about their development.
But it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. Meaningful career conversations start with understanding the unique values of each employee. Leaders need to engage with their people in regular career conversations in order to have the impact they desire.
Our point of view and career development programs use our foundational model of employee engagement to talk about career growth within your current organizational context. This model depicts how employee engagement is a combination of two primary elements: contribution to the organization and personal satisfaction. It is not enough to focus on contribution alone. In order to get the most out of your employees, you need to ensure the personal-satisfaction side of the equation, often defined as their career, is high. Our model is about maximizing both sides within your current organization.